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The Magic Casket

by R. Austin Freeman

On a misty November night in London, Dr Thorndyke comes across an abandoned handbag in an old church. From examining the contents an address is found and so begins a mysterious trail leading to the owner and...


The Man Who Wrote Detective Stories

by J.I.M. Stewart

An emissary from Scotland Yard visits Freddie Seston in Venice. Freddie is the supposed secret author, under a pseudonym, of a string of novels. Now, a murder has been committed using the same methodology as...


The Surprising Exp of MR Shuttlebury Cobb

by R. Austin Freeman

Charting a series of adventures set in many strange scenarios, Mr Shuttlebury Cobb is led through the dark and twisted streets of London where he meets a highly gifted stranger, enters secret chambers, and finds...


From a Surgeon's Diary

by R. Austin Freeman

These stories take the reader through a myriad cast of suspicious characters and scenarios. Meet the widow anxious to bury her husband before the autopsy. Meet the artist who's brushes are never used. Meet the...


Parlour Four

by J.I.M. Stewart

A boy is kind with unexpected consequences. A lover gives a ring to his girl, but doesn't appreciate its history and value. In Oxford, the Bodleian is mysteriously empty, whilst a don becomes a bestselling author....


How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales: and Other Stories

by Kate Bernheimer & Catherine Eyde

Elegantly simple fairy tales where nonsense is as commonplace as violence from a master of the form.


Losing Found Things

by Brett Garcia Rose

"We're all broken, and the scars we trade are all that remain of our fragile, once complex lives." Losing Found Things is the raw, unforgettable debut collection of fifteen short stories from award-winning writer...


Everything We Hoped for

by Pip Adam

An unusually strong first book, this collection of short stories depends on exquisitely crafted surfaces that conceal shocking emotional force. Three of the stories are obliquely connected and feature young...


The Annihilation of Fish and Other Stories: Caribbean Literature and Poetry

by Anthony C. Winkler

"Winkler's prose continues to exhibit his trademark grace and tact, yet it zeroes in on the intricacies of relationships and interactions among persons from different places and perspectives. Throughout the...


Little Edens: Stories

by Barbara Klein Moss

"Each of Moss's surprising, beautifully constructed, and soulful stories brilliantly illuminates the paradox of paradise." —Booklist These eight magical stories address the Edenic spaces that people create...


Linmill Stories

by Robert McLellan

Introduced by J.K. Annand. Best known as the playwright of Jamie the Saxt and Jeddart Justice, Robert McLellan has been called the finest writer of Scots prose in our time. His 'Linmill' stories were broadcast...


Elegy on Kinderklavier

by Arna Bontemps Hemenway

A disquieting exploration of loss during wartime. Stories span imaginary cities and true-to-life family tragedy.


The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

by H. G. Wells

The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents was H. G. Wells' first collection of short stories, published in 1895. These fantasy and science fiction tales were all written between 1893 and 1895 and published in...


Best Horror Stories of Arthur Conan Doyl: Best Horror Stories of Arthur Conan Doylyyy

by Arthur Doyle, Charles Waugh & Martin Harry Greenberg

These horror stories -- never before compiled in one volume -- are carefully crafted, compelling and believable. Written in about the same decade as the Sherlock Holmes series, they will convince you that Arthur...


Tokyo Tales: A Collection of Japanese Short Stories: Illustrations by Yoshimi OHTANI

by Renae Lucas-Hall & Yoshimi OHTANI

Renae Lucas-Hall leads the reader into an enchanting, life-affirming and inspiring world in Tokyo Tales: A Collection of Japanese Short Stories. These fifteen magical stories include a hellish homestay, ghosts,...


My Lady Ludlow

by Elizabeth Gaskell

Lady Ludlow is absolute mistress of Hanbury Court and a resolute opponent of anything that might disturb the class system into which she was born. She will keep no servant who can read and write and insists...


Crunch & Des: Classic Stories of Saltwater Fishing

by Philip Wylie & Karen Wylie Pryor

Philip Wylie’s enthralling tales of saltwater fishing have been entertaining readers of the Saturday Evening Post since 1939. Captain Crunch Adams, skipper of the charter boat Poseidon , and his friend...


An Echo of Antietam

by Edward Bellamy

Though the Civil War short story "An Echo of Antietam" marks a notable departure from the utopian fantasy that helped author Edward Bellamy rise to literary acclaim, it highlights similar themes of community...


Sturdy and Strong: How George Andrews Made His Way, and Other Stories

by G. A. Henty

This collection highlights the best of British writer G. A. Henty's engaging style. Pairing the title novella, which is an inspiring rags-to-riches tale, with a solid collection of shorter stories, Sturdy and...


The Intoxicated Ghost: And Other Stories

by Arlo Bates

In this charming collection of short stories from American poet and journalist Arlo Bates, weighty subjects are addressed with lighthearted wit. In the title tale, a family finds itself on the brink of collapse...